IRMC 2021, Cagliari, Italy

Best Paper Awards IRMC2020 – WINNERS

IRMC Best Paper Award and Young Researcher Award

Global Virtual Conference – Paper Awards

In occasion of the 13th Edition RBF Society and Classis Capital SIM have conferred the following awards:


The winners have been selected by an Award Review Committee sharing the € 1000 (for each winner paper) cash prize.

The selection was made by a panel of four members of the Scientific Committee, including Edward Altman, Menachem Brenner, Linda Allen, Zvi Wiener and Giampaolo Gabbi, who decided to award as

IRMC2020 Best Conference Paper – Jan Christian Bauer and Markus Huggenberger (University of Mannheim) for their paper entitled Option-Implied Solvency Capital Requirements

Best Young Researcher – Marco Brianti (Boston College) for his paper entitled Financial and Uncertainty Shocks

Best COVID-19 Related Paper – Davide Tomio (Darden School of Business), Patrick Augustin (McGill University), Valeri Sokolovski (HEC Montreal), Marti Subrahmanyam (NYU Stern School of Business) for their paper entitled In Sickness and in Debt: The COVID-19 Impact on Sovereign Credit Risk

Congratulation to the authors!

Young Researcher Award

Purpose: The Young Researcher Award is conceived for the best paper presenting a relevant empirical study related to conference topics. 

Eligibility: An individual who submits and present at IRMC2020 and does not exceed the upper age limit of 35 years. The Young Researcher applicant must be the primary author and the presenter at the conference. Co-authorship of elder individuals is acceptable. The paper must be an original unpublished investigation.

Selection: The selection of the winning paper will be the responsibility of the Award Review Committee which is appointed by the IRMC Scientific Committee. Only research papers meeting criteria will be considered and no award will be presented if entries are not deemed worthy. Only selected and presented papers at IRMC2020 will be considered for the Young Researcher Award.

The financial market crisis has highlighted, in Europe and especially in Italy, structural weaknesses in asset management, in a competitive environment characterized by conflicts of interest. Classis Capital was created to counter and refute these lines of thought, asserting the supremacy of active management and responding to the real needs of the customer (whether companies, individuals, institutions ie. Insurance, pension funds, foundations etc.), fundamental traits of our strategy they could only combine redefining the business model radically. Classis Capital offers advisory services for financial management in terms of asset allocation and portfolio optimization based on market forecasts and personalized investment recommendations based on fundamental analysis of the underlying (equities / bonds) developed by our investment teams.

Key Dates

Submission Deadline

Full Papers – Regular Session and COVID-19 Special Session: August 24, 2020

Early Drafts or Extended Abstracts for COVID-19 Special Session: September 10, 2020

Paper Acceptance

Full Papers – Regular Sessions and COVID-19 Special Session: September 10, 2020

Early Drafts or Extended Abstracts for COVID-19 Sessions: September 15, 2020